LOS ANGELES, CA —More than 100,000 people took to the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend in support of Armenia and to celebrate the Lakers, and if you were among them, you should get tested for the coronavirus, county health officials said Monday.
Unable to stop Angelenos from avoiding crowds, health officials are trying another tack: getting participants tested before they can unknowingly spread the coronavirus to others. It’s an approached learned from the widespread demonstrations that played a role in the summer surge.
In a statement, the county Department of Public Health insisted that COVID-19 “remains easily spread among people who are in close contact with an infected person.”
While not specifically mentioning either of Sunday’s large gatherings, health officials called on anyone who spent time in a large crowd to get tested for the virus.
“If you were in a crowd with non-household members, especially if people